Lead­ers brought down by Prest­bury

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - BILL LIVESLEY

PREST­BURY picked up the notable scalp of league lead­ers Wilm­slow with a fine win at the week­end.

Wilm­sow, top of the ta­ble go­ing into the game, won the toss and de­cided to bat.

Open­ers Nar­rayanan and Her­riott put on 94 in 15 overs but Prest­bury got a break­through when Guri Singh had Her­riott for 49 runs caught by Tre­mayne Ry­der.

Nar­rayanan soon fol­lowed , caught again by Ry­der for 37 off the bowl­ing of Cam Kirk­land.

Dixon was next, again caught Ry­der bowled Kirk­land, for 15, then Rowe went for two, bowled Ry­der.

At the other end Hard­ing was go­ing well and he was joined by Kind who hit out but was run out by some sharp field­ing by Stu Costello for 35.

The score at the time was 192 for 5 when Sykes joined Hard­ing and they took the to­tal to a healthy 231 both end­ing not out, Sykes 12 and Hard­ing a solid 56.

Best bowl­ing was Kirk­land 2 for 66.

Af­ter tea, Prest­bury had 46 overs to get 232 – a tall or­der.

Adam Philips and Ben McKeever opened the in­nings and put on 53 be­fore Ben was out for 17.

This brought in Steve Old­field and he put on 67 with Adam, who was out with the score 120, for an ex­cel­lent 76.

In came cen­tury maker from last week Tom Livesley who went about the bowl­ing straight away.

Steve was out for a good 21 but, still need­ing 108 off 21 overs, Guri came to the wicket. He was out for 10 but still has a sea­son av­er­age of 157!

Livesley raced to 50 off 27 balls and Aqeel Ahmed was pun­ish­ing the Wilm­slow bowlers.

Livesley was out for 60 but he and Aqeel, 32 not out, had taken the score to 223 off 39 overs.

Ry­der hit a four to win the game in the 40th over, to round off what was one of the best team ef­forts show­cased at the ground for many a year.

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